Website Cookies

Necessary cookies

The web content management system used to run this site uses some ‘Strictly necessary’ cookies in order to make the site work properly. No information that identifies you personally is collected. The names and functions of these cookies are as follows:

exp_last_visits

This cookie records the date and time of your last visit, which will be today. Although it is set for all visitors it only supports functions for registered users. It will expire automatically in a year.

exp_last_activity

This cookie records the date and time of your last visit to our site prior to today. If this is your first visit, the date and time set will be as per exp_last_visit. It will expire automatically in a year.

exp_tracker

This cookie is more benign than it sounds. It merely records up to the last 5 pages you have visited on our site so that page redirection can be handled where appropriate. It will expire automatically when you quit your browser.

exp_csrf_token

CSRF stands for Cross Site Request Forgery. This cookie is a security enhancement for Expression Engine. Immediately before any forms are sent on the site, this cookie is set. Expression Engine then verifies that the cookie in the browser was the one that it set, therefore confirming the submission from the site is genuine. This expires 1 hour after leaving the site.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, the pages they visited, what time your current visit occurred and whether you have been to the site before. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information, but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the internet.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses the following cookies:

_ga
This is used to distinguish users. It expires after 2 years.

_gid
This is used to distinguish users. It expires after 24 hours.

_gat
This is used to throttle request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. This expires after 1 minute.

We only share the information obtained through the use of Google Analytics with Google. For more information on Google’s use of your information, please visit the Google Privacy and Data Sharing pages. To prevent Google Analytics cookies being set, you may wish to install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf.